23 Apr Nigeria: A Burdened Nation in need of Real Change
Sometimes you wonder and ask yourself “am I ready for change?” Because change starts from you right? Then you go further and wonder “as a nation are we ready for change?” It seems we talk but don’t act. Change is inevitable, it can be promised but not get the right kind of change.
Questions to be asked regularly in our individual lives and in general should be: When you see people, what do you see? Do you see them as a tool to be used to toughen your oppression and exploitation? Or do you see them as a tool to be used unto great works?
You find broken people that lead broken systems. And all they could think about is steal since its all about the national cake. But wait! If we all go through this cycle, we end up having so many dead people on our streets, though living but they are just merely existing. High unemployment rate, high crime rate, poverty and broken infrastructure. The inability of some men to fix a system has left many people with unfulfilled dreams.
Then we proceed to ask more questions like, is there hope? Where is the hope? Hope is here but seems far away. People are not taking a stand and rising to confront the system that has killed dreams and has led many to apathy.
What then is our usefulness if we can’t live our purpose, and live to our fullest potentials. There are situations where guns were blazing on the street, shots fired, stray bullets hits a child with dreams unfulfilled. The bullets of the men in black also holds no bounds. Crisis hits a town that a father never returned home to his family. Insurgents overruns a town and kidnap girls but still there is no end in sight. Families bleeding, many yet to heal from the wars of our past. Yet, we are quiet or make jeers at people that are doing the most to hold the government accountable.
Like I said change begins from us (individually) right but unfortunately we find people fighting people that are fighting to make all of our lives worth living for, even if it looks like they are doing little. The lack of knowledge is what leads to people throwing caution in the wind because they don’t know what emancipation means. It means to set yourself free and to set others free. Now that’s real change, it begins with you.
This nation, this continent need liberation but then how can we liberate our nation if we have not liberated the people. When we liberate the people then our path to nation building begins.